In this article Joss Whedon (AVENGERS) speaks of the Rubik's cube of producing new Wonder Woman media --
"It is hard. She’s a tough nut to crack," Whedon told EW. "I know she's famous as a television show, but I don’t think she lends herself to television. I think she only works on an epic scale."
In order to have a coherent discussion about Wonder Woman -- we must face facts. The character is not a hard nut to crack. There's no mystery here. Wonder Woman is a piece of ass. Pardon my crudeness, but if we don't call a Barbie Doll a Playboy Bunny or a Super Model a Hottie -- how can we have a serious discussion on this subject?
I've read more comics than most people. Yet I haven't read one Wonder Woman comic. The likely reason is this --
A piece of ass. Nothing more, nothing less. (That's not how I see women, mind you, but Hollywood and our culture do.)
Don't get me wrong. Actress Lynda Carter couldn't have been more beautiful to my blinking teenaged eyes back in the day. Anyone watching this show during this period wasn't in it for the story. Don't kid yourself. She was eye cotton candy.
So before the likes of Joss Whedon wax poetic about cracking the great mystery of reviving Wonder Woman -- one must first admit that Wonder Woman never was. No one has read her comics. No one seriously values that 70
sshow. She's never been a part of our cultural zeitgeist the way Superman and Batman have been for decades.
Why? Need I be crude again? Wonder Woman was created by men, for men, period. She's not alone in this honor, unfortunately. As most male comic heroes ripple with muscle, their female counterparts are built like pornstars.
What got my goat about the above article is that they asked Joss Whedon his opinion on this subject. Sure, it says he was attached to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen, and so on the surface he sounds like just the man to ask this question.
Not to mention his AVENGERS credentials. Right? Right...?